Justin Patrick Hutchens

Justin Patrick Hutchens, Sgt USAF
Jun 1, 1989 – Jan 12, 2017

Justin “Hutch” Hutchens died suddenly and unexpectedly after only twenty-seven years on this earth.  Hutch touched hundreds of lives with his love, loyalty, dependability and humor as an integral member of his huge extended family.  From his early years with his father, as a member of his Boys Town family, to his Air Force family world-wide, Justin was a son, a brother, an uncle, a cousin, and a best friend. Justin graduated from Grand Island Central Catholic High School in 2008, then immediately entered the Air Force.  He served eight years and was a Sergeant at the time of his honorable discharge in November of 2016. Justin looked forward to spending his civilian life enjoying his loves of family, fishing, football, fetch with his retriever Tess, and fixing his Camaro.  His death leaves a huge void for all of us in his family by blood and by love.

Justin is survived by his father, Mark Patrick Hutchens; sister, Christina Redding; aunts and uncles; cousins, and extended family members too numerous to name.

Sergeant Justin Patrick Hutchens will be laid to rest with full military honors in Omaha National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thurs., Jan. 19th, 6pm to 8pm at the Bel Air Chapel. Per his request, in lieu of flowers, a fund will be set up at Wells Fargo for the love of his life, Tess.  Donations will be accepted for her care and welfare in his stead.


  • Fr. Val Peter Posted January 20, 2017 10:15 am

    What a loss. What a loss. What a loss. Justin was one of our very best. We loved him. He loved us. He liked our place. We liked him being at our place. May God grant him eternal rest and all those who knew him, we keep you in our prayers.

    All the best,
    Fr. Peter

  • Tina Dowler Posted January 23, 2017 10:21 am

    So very very sorry to hear of Justin’s passing. I was lucky enough to have this fine young man spend some time with our family on a few occasions as he and our son Travis enjoyed going to Husker games together. He was a very polite, respectful, young man. I cannot imagine the pain of those who knew him much longer than I had the pleasure of knowing him. Please know that the Dowler family is thinking of all who loved him and will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

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